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Les idées et opinions exprimées dans cette publication sont celles des auteurs et n’engagent pas la responsabilité de l’UNESCO. Les appellations employées dans cette publication et la présentation des données qui y figurent n’impliquent de la part du Secrétariat de l’UNESCO aucune prise de position quant au statut juridique des pays, territoires, villes ou zones, ou de leurs autorités, ni quant au tracé de leurs frontières ou limites. Les images et les graphiques faisaient parti des présentations des participants ou sont pris de la photobanque de l’UNESCO. Photo de couverture : © Ntrakt/Dree Jespers Mise en page : Ntrakt/Jelle Jespers © UNESCO 2006 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris CEDEX 07 Pour plus d’information: Brigitte Colin, Spécialiste du programme, Division de la recherche et des politiques en sciences sociales, UNESCO, [email protected], www.unesco.org/shs/ urban SHS/2006/PI/H/4



Table of Contents

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Preface

Introduction

9 Pierre Sané, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO Anna Tibaijuka, Under Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT



11 Brigitte Colin, Programme Specialist, Division of Social sciences Research and Policy, UNESCO

Welcome Address

16 Pierre Sané, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

Keynote Speech

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Anna Tibaijuka, Under Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT • On the Occasion of the Public Debate on “Urban Policies and the Right to the City”

1. THE CONCEPT OF THE “RIGHT TO THE CITY”

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Michael Safier, Programme Director for Culture, Conflict and Cosmopolitanism Development, Development Planning Unit, University College London (United Kingdom) • Securing the “Right to the City”: the Case for Civic Cosmopolitanism



33 Bernard Jouve, Director of Research, RIVES Laboratory, UMR, CNRS 5600, Lyon (France) • Proposal for a UNESCO Chair on “Urban Policies and Citizenship”

2. EXISTING TOOLS AND APPROACHES TO THE “RIGHT TO THE CITY”

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Edésio Fernandes, Coordinator of the International Research Group on Law and Urban Space (IRGLUS) • Updating the Declaration of the Rights of Citizens in Latin America: Constructing the “Right to the City” in Brazil



54 • The City Statute in Brazil



55 Jules Patenaude, Coordinator of Public Consultation, Montreal (Canada) • The Montréal Summit: Planned Priorities with the Help of Civil Society



63 • Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities 



66 Pilar Figueras, Secretary-General of the International Association of Educating Cities (IAEC) • Educating Cities: An Imperative Political Gamble



72 Francesc Torredeflot, Chief coordinator of the Section of Interreligious Dialogue in the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia - UNESCOCAT (Spain) • Religions for the “Right to the Ci